Women Inspiring Philanthropy: Creating Collective Change in Arlington

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In 2012, a powerful group of women leaders in Arlington came together to make a difference in the community they love. Their shared interest in high-impact giving led them to launch Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP), a donor advised fund at North Texas Community Foundation.

“It’s not about charity, it’s about making a difference. It’s about making our community a better place. It’s not about service being good for the soul. It is more fundamental. It’s about leaving something behind, to make a mark that lasts, to make ourselves count.”

Linda Dipert, Founding Member

Each year WIP members consider funding proposals in the areas of culture, education, environment, family and health and wellness in the Arlington community. Each member makes an annual gift of at least $1,000 and pledges their time and insights to the grantmaking process. By pooling these charitable dollars, their collective impact is greater than any one member could achieve alone.

Since its inception, WIP has invested over $1 million in nonprofits serving the Arlington area, transforming the lives of thousands of families.


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